Mommy Brain is not only real, it’s a condition. The good news, it can be treated. I’m in the midst of working on mine and thankfully seeing a positive shift as my memory loss and brain fog are at an all time high. It’s become pretty alarming to me since the birth of Evelyn that I had to talk to my friend and nutritionist for the past 5 years Debra Delson (who is a mother of two) to help me get a handle on what’s going on (or not going on) in my head.
Here are some pointers from Debra:
The good news, mommy brain can be treated...
- Now that you are constantly thinking about your children on top of everything else, plus, plus… you have to support your brain differently.
- Exercise your left and right brain. Download the app Luminosity or any other brain teaser app. Do it every night after the kids are asleep. The brain is a muscle that needs to be exercised to prevent degeneration. Especially when overloaded.
- Regular exercise is very important to flow oxygen to the brain cells. Studies show that regular exercise lessens brain disease.
- Taking Essential Fatty Acids from fish and plant oils are very beneficial as well as eating a variety of healthy fats each day – avocado, wild Salmon, olive oil, and olives. Raw nuts like almond, cashews, seeds and walnuts. Coconut oils, Flax oil and nut butters.
- This is why supplementation and eating right is so important. Each nerve synapse in our brain is covered in a fatty myelin sheath, which protects it. This sensitive sheath can dry up information transmitters which then won’t pass across our nerves synapse very well, causing us to feel anxious, depressed and sometimes even volatile.
- Estrogen imbalances can also create brain fog and memory issues that can be easily checked by a simple blood or saliva test.
I hope this information provides some clarity and helpfulness. It’s sure helped me. I’m keeping fingers crossed that I go back to being as sharp as a knife soon!
Did you notice your Mommy Brain come on stronger after the birth of your second child like I did?
From my home to yours,
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